Warm object that crashed into New Jersey bedroom was a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite (1 Viewer)

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The warm object that crashed through a bedroom roof in New Jersey was indeed a meteorite, experts confirmed Thursday.

Nate Magee, a physics professor at The College of New Jersey, said Thursday that the object that recently crash-landed in a Hopewell home was a 2.2-pound stony chondrite meteorite that was approximately 4.56 billion years old.

The meteorite, which local officials described as being about four inches by six inches, struck the roof of a ranch-style home on Monday. The oblong object went through the roof and ceiling of the home before hitting the hardwood floor, leaving the surface damaged and cracked. Suzy Kop, a resident of the home, told CBS Philadelphia that the meteorite had entered her father's bedroom but said no one had been injured.
The College of New Jersey said that Magee used visual examination, density measurements, scanning electron microscope images and examination and input from Jerry Delaney, a retired meteorite expert affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History and New Jersey's Rutgers University.

The college said in a Facebook statement that the meteorite is likely type LL-6, so it is lower in iron than most chondrite meteorites, and has been "highly metamorphosed" by intense heat before entering the Earth's atmosphere.



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Yeah...no but I'd like to believe it. Meteorites are fucking horrible; remember theTunguska thing or just


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Imagine winning the lottery and then getting hit in the head by a meteorite a second later. The odds of this happening to you are low, but not zero.
yeah and the person goes in to a coma and wakes up later wanting to collect that money and plays another ticket and wins again and a minute later he receives another metorite to the head ,, he goes in to coma again ,, when he wakes up, he finds out all his money went to hospital bills to keep him alive for over 50 years